League Two
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Jonathan Smith scored a fortunate injury-time equaliser for Luton at Accrington to rescue a point on the opening day of League Two.

Hatters debutant Craig Mackail-Smith's shot cannoned off Smith's back and into the net.

Smith had earlier conceded a penalty for a foul on Josh Windass, who stepped up to put Accrington ahead in the 61st minute.

Luton's Paul Benson could have scored a winner, but saw his shot blocked.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"You've got to stay on your feet in the box, we preach it, we preach it, we really do.

"Were we good? No. Were we bad? No. We were ordinary.

"I just went for a little bit more aerial power today away from home.

"You got to try and win, we tried to win, but we gave ourselves too much to do."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 2Pearson
  • 3Winnard
  • 5Davies
  • 22BuxtonSubstituted forWrightat 88'minutes
  • 14CrooksBooked at 48mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8WindassSubstituted forBarryat 74'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forKeeat 65'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 4Barry
  • 6Proctor
  • 9Morgan
  • 15Wright
  • 21Bruna
  • 29Kee

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 11GreenSubstituted forMarriottat 76'minutes
  • 26Doyle
  • 4Smith
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forRuddockat 61'minutes
  • 22Mackail-Smith
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forBensonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Tyler
  • 3Potts
  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Benson
  • 14Marriott
  • 17Ruddock
  • 21Guttridge
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
2,359

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Wright replaces Adam Buxton.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley).

  13. Post update

    Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Danny Green.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Antony Barry replaces Josh Windass.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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